June 2012

The first Somos Capital season of Restaurante Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja.

Friday June 29th, 2012 09:15 AM

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Arzak, Pedro Subijana, Andoni Luís Aduriz, are just three of the dozen or so highly-regarded chefs who’ve given talks in Francis Paniego’s new restaurant, Tondeluna, in Logroño, over the past few months. I’ve been to eight of the talks and have been trying to choose by 10 favourite photos. I’ve got it down to my favourite 16, so far.

By the way, the Somos Capital series of talks continues in September. I understand some world-famous chefs will be among those taking part. Watch this space!

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Tondeluna, Logroño, La Rioja, España. Foto: James Sturcke Fotografiía | www.sturcke.org

Wedding: Raquel & Javier, Marqués de Riscal, Elciego

Thursday June 7th, 2012 03:26 PM

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, Euskadi, is a lovely place to photograph a wedding, what with the stunning architecture and beautiful location to name but two of its delights. Every time I go, part of the fun is to find new angles and approaches. It’s the sort of place that never ceases to stimulate.

That said, when I looked back over the photos of Raquel & Javier’s wedding, there was one photo that really thrilled me; and it didn’t have any of the Riscal architecture in it. Or even the wedding couple.

It was the one above of a little boy sitting on the carpet playing with his toy (or more likely his father’s or mother’s) while the adults celebrated all around. At any wedding there are multiple stories taking place at any given time and I’m always on the look out for them. This is not the sort of photo that will be at the front of the album but it adds intrigue, detail and depth to my coverage.

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The couple’s feedback:

Hi James,

We’ve received the book of photos and we love it.

Thanks for everything,

Raquel & Javier

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda Marques de Riscal, Elciego. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org